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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – June 22nd

Read a quick summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days.

Double-Headed Sensor Increases Gap Penetration

ZEISS 3D sensors combine 2D contour measurement using the multiple line triangulation principle enabling high precision, high-speed inspection of complex geometric characteristics in vehicle body construction. The ZEISS AIMax twin sensor is used to capture the geometric dimensions of the gap and the flush on metal and painted surfaces. … read more

FARO Launches Latest 3D Portable Gage CMM

FARO Technologies has announced the release of the FARO Gage its most affordable and accurate 3D portable coordinate measurement machine (CMM). The FARO Gage is ideal for small and medium-sized businesses performing high-accuracy tasks, the Gage is the most intuitive, ergonomic, and versatile articulated portable FaroArm, enabling machine shops to … read more

Structured Light Scanner Automates Robot Picking

The challenging market that manufacturing is operating in is pushing continuous improvement efforts to automate more, bigger and better. However, the vast chunk of labor time is spent on tedious and repetitive tasks which are still poorly automated. One of the examples of such a repetitive process that has been … read more

High Speed Multi-Sensor Hambot Introduced

ZEISS has Introduced its new CALENO measuring machine which it describes as more than a robot. It’s a Hambot. The new system combines the accuracy of a HAM (Horizontal Arm Machine) with the speed of a robot. The ZEISS CALENO ensures maximum productivity and precision using the combination of high-performance … read more

High-Resolution Scanning Added To PartInspect Automation Platform

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced an update to the PartInspect automated structured light scanning inspection platform. Expanding on the PartInspect L turnkey cell released in 2019, the expansion of the ScanControl software that powers the PartInspect platform now allows for manual fine-tuning of measurement plans as well as custom-built automation … read more

Integrated Metrology – A 10 Year Roadmap For Advanced Manufacturing

A new report has been published to help advanced manufacturers exploit growing commercial opportunities and to identify future R&D priorities in an Industry 4.0 age. Particular focus in the 10-year road map document has been placed on measurement and control techniques, known as metrology, in the digital industrial technologies revolution. With digital … read more

Flexible Gauging System Delivers 30% Manufacturing Capacity Increase

When manual gauging processes were incapable of delivering the throughput necessary to achieve a high-volume part-manufacturing target Olympus NDT automated inspection processes using a programmable shop floor gauging system gaining the manufacturing capacity needed with improved part quality and reduced scrap. Background Olympus NDT is a world-leading manufacturer of non-destructive testing (NDT) … read more

Multi-Functional High Definition Handheld 3D Scanner Launched

SHINING 3D has launched EinScan Pro HD multi-functional handheld 3D scanner. Inherited multi-functional and modular design of EinScan Pro series handheld 3D scanner, EinScan Pro HD delivers unparalleled performance in capturing high resolution and accuracy by handheld scanning. Exceptional versatility and powerful optimizations come together for the ultimate high-efficiency and … read more

AI Enhanced Robotics and The Future of Manufacturing

In today’s manufacturing, robots deployed across various industries are mostly doing repetitive tasks. The robots’ overall task performance hinges on the accuracy of their controllers to track predefined motions. The ability of robots to handle unconstructed, complex environments, such as the flexible grasping of previously unknown objects or the assembly … read more

Artificial Intelligence Supports BMW Quality Assurance

BMW Group Plant Munich is making increasing use of applications with artificial intelligence (AI). AI is fast, reliable and easy to integrate into the various production processes and, coupled with smart data analytics and cutting-edge measurement technologies, it opens up new opportunities for more efficient vehicle production.  … read more

Light Scattering Sensor Performs Roughness Inspection

Innovative technologies are the key to tackling some of society’s key challenges – and many of these technologies have an optical system at their core. Examples include semiconductor lithography systems designed to create ever-smaller and more energy-efficient microchips, satellite-based high-resolution earth observation systems, and basic research in the field of … read more

Workplace Distancing Measuring Solution Manages ‘Next Normal’ Manufacturing

Manufacturers are facing new challenges as they look to restart or maintain operations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As preparations are made for the “next normal”, manufacturers must consider additional dimensions of employee safety, including the establishment of production environments and workflows that address physical distancing requirements. … read more